Gender, race and border security practices : a profane reading of ‘muscular liberalism'
Vaughan-Williams, Nick. (2012) Gender, race and border security practices : a profane reading of ‘muscular liberalism'. British Journal of Politics and International Relations . ISSN 1467-856XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-856X.2012.00517.x
In recent years the concept of the border has been reconceptualised: borders are no longer viewed primarily as static lines at the outer edge of the state, but increasingly as mobile, bio-political and virtual apparatuses of control. While such a reconceptualisation resonates with western border security practices, however, it is vulnerable to the critique that such a totalising vision of sovereign space does not take into account the varied responses, resistances and contestations among popu- lations targeted by those bordering practices. This article responds to such a critique by developing an interlocking account of the gendered and racialised logics that condition the possibility for contemporary border security practices. We illustrate our approach via an analysis of two visions of contemporary British society and border politics: one offered by Prime Minister David Cameron in his ‘Muscular liberalism’ speech delivered in February 2011; the other contained in Chris Morris’ jihadist comedy ‘Four Lions’.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JZ International relations|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Politics and International Relations|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Description:||early view version|
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